Collection: Bell Family Genealogy

Isaac Bell, Jr., Family

L203 GILBERT DE CLARE: a Magna Charta Surety; a descendant of KING ALFRED Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now THE GREAT, son of Richard de Clare, a Magna Charta Surety. His descendant, 14 generations removed, was No. L221. L221 LADY CATHERINE AYLMER, a desc. of thirteen (who were of kin to nine of the others) of the twenty-five Barons who were Sureties for the observance of the Magna Charta. Widow of Sir Nicholas Plunket, of Dublin , m. Captain Michael Warren, Warrenstown, County Meath , Ireland (d. 1712). L222 OLIVER WARREN, Lieutenant, R. N., of Warrenstown. L223 NATHANIEL WARREN 1See comment 2868 by Owen Clough for alternative ancestry, of “Neilstown House,” Stillorgan and ” Warren Mount”, Dublin . Member of Parliament; High Sheriff of Dublin , 1773; Alderman, 1775. Captain of the Dublin Volunteers; delegate from the city to the National Conventions held in Dublin , 1779 and 1783. L224 ELEANOR LA TOUCHE WARREN: b. 1776; died New York , 1860; m. Robert Crean of Dublin...

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Officers in the Continental Army

Bell , Beriah ( Conn ). 1st Lieutenant 19th Continental Infantry, lst January to 31st December, 1776 . Bell , Frederick Mordaunt (N. H.). 1st Lieutenant 2d New Hampshire, 23d May to – December, 1775; Captain 8th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; Captain 2d New Hampshire, 8th November, 1776; wounded at Stillwater, 19th September, 1776, and died from his wound 9th October, 1777. Bell , Green, (N. C.). Captain 7th North Carolina , 28th November, 1776 , to _________. Bell , Henry ( Pa. ). 1st Lieutenant Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp; taken prisoner at Fort Washington , 16th November 1776 . Bell , Henry ( Va. ). Lieutenant 3d Continental Dragoons, , 1780, to 9th November, 1782 . Bell , Jesse ( Conn ). Captain Connecticut Militia, 1776. Bell , John (N. H.). Colonel New Hampshire Militia, 1777. Bell , John (Va). Ensign 6th Virginia, 26th February, 1776 ; 2d Lieutenant, 28th December, 1776 ; severely wounded at Brandywine , 11th September, 1777 , and did not rejoin the army. (Died 9th November, 1840.) Bell , Jonathan ( Conn ). Captain Connecticut Militia, 1776. Bell , Patterson ( Pa. ). Colonel Pennsylvania Militia, 1777-1778. Bell , Robert (N. C.). Ensign 10th North Carolina , 18th May, 1781 ; Lieutenant 8th September, 1781; transferred to 2nd North Carolina , 6th February, 1782 ; served to close of war....

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The Bell Coat of Arms

A Coat of Arms is an emblem which is displayed by titled persons, persons of royal blood, and their descendants. Coats of Arms were originally used for purposes of identification and recognition on the field of battle as well as in civil life. It is claimed by some writers that Coats of Arms, in a crude form, were used by Noah’s sons after the flood. There are records of other Coats of Arms, in one crude form or another, at different periods of ancient history. Heraldry, however, as we know it today, did not become of much importance until soon after the invasion of England by William the Conqueror, A. D. 1066. Heraldry became of general interest at about the time of the Crusades. The Bell Coat of Arms shown on the cover of this book is the Arms of Sir Robert Bell (died 1577), knight, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It embodies all the features of the Arms of Hugh Bell who was knighted by King Edward 1, A. D. 1306, which is the oldest Bell Coat of Arms in existence. See Chapter (C). Other Bell Coats of Arms, created since, are variations of these two. The Arms of Sir Robert Bell is widely used among the Bells of America. It is described in reliable works on heraldry (in heraldic parlance)...

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New Jersey Branch of Bells

John Bell was witness to a will in 1734 and constable of Richmond township in 1742. His probable children were: 1. Onesimus (Simeon); 2. Jabesh (ch: Abraham, Hannah Kelsey, Mehitable Klausen, Unice Moon, Susanna W[h?]eaton, Elizabeth Fairchild, Deliverance Brown, Catherine Coleman and Abigail Bell); 3. John (children: John, Jeremiah, Levi, Easter); 4....

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Other Bells of New England

Thomas Bell was in Roxbury , Mass. , in 1635, and was made a freeman there in 1636. He left Roxbury about 1654 and died in England . James Bell was in Taunton about 1650. He had children born in Taunton: Jane, July 4, 1658; John, August 15, 1660; James, July 10, 1663; Nathaniel, January 7, 1665; Sarah, September 15, 1666; Elizabeth, November 15, 1668; Mary, July 7, 1669 (?); Joseph, June 27, 1670; Esther, August 15, 1672. Philip Bell was in Boston in 1668. Shadrach Bell of Portsmouth, N. H., had, by his wife Rachel: Shadrach, born July 3, 1685; Elizabeth, March 19, 1687; Meschek, January 29, 1690; Benjamin, August 5,1695; Thomas, May 12, 1690. Thomas Bell, of Boston , 1637, was a member of the artillery company in 1643. Children: John, August 24, 1638 ; John, March 4, 1640 ; Tarbitha, March 24, 1641; Thomas, August 3, 1642; Hopestill, July, 1644; Moremercy, January 14, 1647; Deborah, November 29, 1650; Joseph, October 9, 1653. Thomas Bell was in Stonington , Conn. , 1667-79. Robert Bell was of Hartford , Conn. , in 1683. He died July 29, 1684 . Children: John, Robert and Mary. Thomas Bell was of Fairfield County , Conn. , in 1670, and died before January, 1686. John Bell was in Sandwich , Mass. , in 1643 and in Yarmouth in 1657. Daughters: Elizabeth and...

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New York Branch of Bells

Jonathan Bell, only son of Francis and Rebecca Bell, was one of the leading men of Stamford , being a selectman, representative, lieutenant and captain. He died March 11, 1699 . He married, first, August 22, 1662 , Mercy Crane. Children, all born in Stamford , were: Jonathan, Hannah and Rebecca. Jonathan Bell married, second, October 31, 1672 , Susanna Pierson. Children, all born in Stamford : Abigail, Abraham, Mercy, John, a daughter, James, Susanne and Mary. Jonathan Bell, only son of Jonathan and Mercy (Crane) Bell of Stamford, Conn., was born February 14, 1664 . He married, as his second wife, Deborah Ferris. James Bell, son of Jonathan and Deborah (Ferris) Bell, was born March 17, 1709-10. By his wife Sarah – he had: James, born in 1734; Isaac, 1736; Jacob, 1738; Sarah, 1741; Mary, 1745; Jesse, 1746; Abigail, 1748; Prudence, 1751; Jared, 1755. Isaac Bell, 1736-1809, second of the name, the immediate ancestor of the New York Bells, married Hannah Holley. Adhering to the royal cause at the time of the Revolution, Isaac Bell and his wife, like other loyalists, suffered many losses. He owned several mills in Stamford and was also a large shipping merchant in New York . Leaving Connecticut, he came within the British lines in New York, and when the British abandoned the city, in 1783, he took his family to St. Johns,...

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